Recently I’ve been seeing lots of requests for instructions on how to install osCommerce on your own home computer. There are lots of good reasons why you should do this;
- You can test out new contributions easily before adding them to your live store
- You can make a design without affecting your live store
- You can just see if osCommerce is right for you without having to buy a domain name and hosting
I decided that YES, I could easily write a tutorial showing how to do this, but then I thought why not just supply it all ready to go? So that all that anyone would need to do is download some files, press a button, open the browser to http://localhost and osCommerce is ready and waiting for you. Sounds good, right?
Well, hopefully, in the next day or two I will be able to offer this! My idea is to install 2 flavours of osCommerce;
- Standard osCommerce
- osCommerce with STS
That way, anyone can decide which to use! I think that this will be a useful addition to everyone!